iOS app Android app

Fast Food Protests

Burger King Co-Founder Claims Higher Wages Could Kill Dollar Menu

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business

Tens of thousands of workers and activists staged protests at fast food outlets across the country on April 15, Tax Day, to demand increases in the mi...

Jillian Berman

Why Religious Leaders Want People To Give Up Fast Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business

Hint: It has nothing to do with health.

Shake Shack IPO Proves It's Possible To Make Money And Pay Your Workers Well

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business

Here's proof that it’s possible for a burger joint to both pay its workers well and still make money. Shake Shack on Monday declared its intenti...

Jillian Berman

Fast Food Protesters Take To The Streets On 2-Year Anniversary Of Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

"I’m the one who feeds my family, and even working two jobs, it’s not enough."

These 10 Companies Pay Americans The Least

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich & Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business

In the wake of mounting protests from labor groups, numerous U.S. localities have approved minimum wage increases, including two of the nation’s lar...

Krugman Debunks Classic Argument Against Raising Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

Paying fast-food workers $15 an hour won't cause big companies like McDonald's to cut jobs, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. ...

PHOTOS: Demonstrators Arrested At Fast Food Protests In Cities Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Dozens of people participating in fast-food protests were arrested in New York, Chicago, Miami and other cities Thursday, according to police and orga...

Jillian Berman

Why This Week's Fast Food Protests Are 'History In The Making'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Fast-food workers are the public face of our part-time, low-wage economy. But when they protest on Thursday for higher wages and better conditions, th...

Millionaire Fast-Food CEO: Higher Minimum Wage Hurts Us All

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business

One fast-food CEO has a message for the workers toiling away in his industry: The minimum wage hike you’ve been clamoring for will only hurt you. ...

McDonald's Is America's Least Favorite Major Fast Food Chain

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

There may be no restaurant in the world as American as McDonald's, but that doesn't mean Americans like it all that much. In fact, McDonald's is th...

13 Powerful Photos Of McDonald's Workers Protesting For Better Pay

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

Hundreds of protesters descended on McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, this week to demand the right to unionize and a $15 minimum wage, ...

McDonald's Protesters Arrested Outside Corporate Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware & Jillian Berman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Police arrested a rabbi and others who took part in a protest on the campus of McDonald's headquarters on Wednesday afternoon. ...

More Fast Food Unrest Coming

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein May 21 (Reuters) - Fast-food workers from three dozen U.S. cities on Wednesday will protest at the headquarters of ...

Working At McDonald's Is Starkly Different In These 3 Countries

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

No matter where you go in the world, you can rest assured that your Big Mac will taste basically the same: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuc...

Jillian Berman

America's Terrible Fast Food Pay Has Gone Global, And Workers Are Fighting Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

“It’s nice to see a little bit of America here.” That’s what Sherry Shipley, an American expat living in Vietnam, told USA Today upon the ...

Dave Jamieson

Domino's Franchisees Admit They've Been Shorting Workers On Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

The owners of 23 Domino's Pizza locations in New York agreed Thursday to pay workers nearly half a million dollars to settle a wage-theft investigatio...

Why Wage Hikes Should Be All the Rage

Amy Traub | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Amy Traub

If large retailers increased pay for all of their U.S. retail workers to at least $12 an hour, more than 700,000 Americans would be lifted out of poverty, GDP would rise more than $11 billion a year, and more than 100,000 new jobs would be created.

OOPS! McDonald's Takes Down Employee Help Site After Controversy

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.26.2013 | Business

After yet another PR headache, McDonald's has taken down its employee resources website following what it deemed "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropria...

Big Banks Don't Pay A Third Of Tellers Enough To Live On: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A staggering number of bank tellers in New York City use public assistance to get by, a report released Wednesday found. Thirty-nine percent of N...

WATCH: Worker Calls Out McDonald's President Over Low Wages

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business

Video of a verbal confrontation between a McDonald's employee and McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton has surfaced nearly a week after a group of r...

This Burrito Chain CEO Pays A Starting Wage Of Around $9.50 And Feels Great About It

Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

UPDATE (Sept. 3): In a statement emailed to The Huffington Post, Boloco CEO John Pepper took issue with a previous version of this headline that state...

Jillian Berman

LOOK: The Faces Of This Week's Fast Food Worker Walkouts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

Hundreds of fast food workers in New York City, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis and other cities are walking off their jobs this week, demanding higher wa...

Fast Food Protesters Describe Life At McDonald's

Posted 07.31.2013 | Business

Fast food workers in multiple U.S. cities have walked off the job this week, and HuffPost Live had two such people on the show Wednesday. Host Mike...

Increasing and Indexing the Minimum Wage: Taking a Real Stand for Workers' Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

The need for reasonable wages that allow workers to live and support families in New York is real. These workers aren't asking to get rich, they just want to be able to work full-time and know that they can pay their bills.

Alice Hines

NYC Fast Food Workers Go On Strike For Better Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

At 11:30 am on Thursday, the start of the lunch hour rush, 100-some raucous protesters swarmed a Burger King near New York City’s Penn Station, chan...